bring on the women!!!!!

Hate of DCTV Ladies in their Tags

Recently there has been an influx of absolutley horrible and disgusting hate posts in the tags. There are many blogs (or possibly just one user making multiple accounts) and they have been targeting mainly Felicity, Laurel, Sara, and Dinah.

Now, it is fine to not like a character and to post anti about them, but please tag correctly and make sure that it won’t appear when people track a certain characters tag or when they search for them.

But the recent hate in these tags is completely unacceptable. Most of it is simply body shaming, slut shaming, actress shaming, and it’s incredibly derogtorary and just sad. Not to mention all of these posts are invading the characters tags - which are supposed to be a safe space.

Most of the blogs are tearing down one or more of the ladies, through awful methods, just to bring another up. We don’t have to compare and pit women against each other just to bring one up and we absolutley can’t stand for the completely disgusting and ludacris slut shaming and body shaming going on.

It reflects badly on the fandom, and it can reinforce really damaging ideas and ideals about women.

I am going to be creating a block list, of all these blogs that are posting unfair and horrible hate in the character tags, so please let me know of any blogs I should add to the list, and I also hope that we can all report and block these blogs so they will be off tumblr.

A trans woman at the bus stop smiled widely at me. It’s really nice when I can tell someone feels safer because I’m nearby and trans. I just wish it weren’t so against our social code to acknowledge each other in public ‘cuz ‘passing’ anxiety is a thing.

I feel I need to wear some like… pride symbols so that I’m more approachable but I’m not sure exactly what and where.

Seeing other trans women out in public always brings a smile to my face, though.

What really sucks about the way Joss Whedon writes is that he sort of has this idea that if he writes about women being strong and confident, that is all it takes for women to appreciate his work. Like, even if the villain constantly belittles a woman for being a woman and people are constantly harassing her and sexualizing her, it’s okay because she’s strong and she can take it.

The biggest difference between Whedon’s version of Wonder Woman and Jenkins is that in Whedon’s version Wonder Woman is A Woman. She (and the audience) must be constantly aware that she is a Woman, that she is Sexy, that she is overcoming incredible odds because she has the terrible disadvantage of Being Born A Woman.

Whereas in Jenkins’ film Diana simply exists. There are some points made by other characters about her being a woman, like when Steve won’t sleep with her because he feels it’s improper, or when his secretary says, “Oh yes, put specs on her, like after that she won’t be the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen”, but Diana is almost completely unaware of her status as a Dreaded Woman. Her excitement over a baby? She’s literally never seen one before. Her little makeover seen? Spends the whole thing looking for something comfortable she can fight in. She basically never mentions the difference between men and women, never even says that women are better or whatever because she was raised by them. 

Joss Whedon would have never let Wonder Woman forget she was a Woman. She would have constantly been making comments about it, wether positive or negative, as would everyone around her. In Whedon’s heyday that might have flown a lot better, but now women seem to be a little sick of grrrrl power. They just want power. They just want to exist, both on screen and in life, without constant reminders that they are Women and that they must pay for that at every turn.

another thing that is amazing about Wonder Woman that I haven’t heard anybody bring up is that the two strongest Amazons are both played by women in their 50s. Which is NOT old, but in Hollywood years they’re like seniors on their death beds. Once women reach a certain age, they stop getting action roles like that; if WW had been made by a dude, 100 percent Hippolyta and Antiope would have been played by women like 5 years older than Gal.

we will never be satisfied - bad-ass broadway feminists who have empowered women and changed the face of musical theatre

the schuyler sisters - hamilton // i can do better than that - the last five years // it won’t be long now - in the heights // right hand man - something rotten! // watch what happens - newsies // all to pieces - violet // ring of keys - fun home // on the steps of the palace - into the woods // naughty - matilda // everything’s coming up roses - gypsy // take me or leave me - rent // don’t rain on my parade - funny girl // colored woman - memphis // lot’s wife - caroline, or change // bring it on - bring it on: the musical // before it’s over - dogfight // astonishing - little women // shall i tell you what i think of you - the king and i // get out and stay out - 9 to 5 // satisfied - hamilton // defying gravity - wicked // so much better - legally blonde //

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anonymous asked:

White are you so critical of only white women and not white men?

I felt like this questions was coming.

Why am I more critical toward white women? Because here on tumblr, we’ve all collectively called out and agreed that white men are racist, and in society the most racist and oppressive group. There is NO argument when it comes to that and I agree, I am also happy that people, even white men and women alike fully accept that.

But it’s differently for white women.

While I am happy that tumblr is basically the platform for female positivity, there are extreme flaws in that movement.

Flaws that tend to excuse women for the terrible things they do simply because they are women—but not all groups of women, specially white women. Tumblr scrutinizes and is always harsher toward women of color than they are white women, hating on women of color for the same things they love or excuse white women for doing.

Here on tumblr, it is not acknowledged or generally accepted that white women can be racist and oppressive, while in my experiences white girls/women are the most racist group here on tumblr and in fandom. Yet, no body knows this outside of the poc community and when the topic of white women being racist or oppressive is brought up, white girls get upset and try to dissuade the conversation with “all women” or “let’s bring each other up, not tear each other down” bullshit. (Like I cannot count how many exclusively woc posts that white women have derailed and tried to erase a racial issue with “feminism for all”!!)

Tumblr does not scrutinize white women the way it should, because they are women. Yet women of color here are usually brought down, or ignored because of white women. White women are put on pedestals here on tumblr as heads of social justice, but when a woman of color talks to them about social justice issues or attempts to call them out on their racism, then the white girl gets upset and her friends do to.

White women believe they are untouchable when it comes to being racist/oppressive yet they execute some of the most racist tropes I’ve ever seen in fandom and claim they are being revolutionary or progressive. White women also fail to acknowledge or accept that men of color face prejudice and oppression , and they as white women have more freedom and privilege and are not nearly as oppressed as men of color—especially here in America.

Tumblr is filled with privileged, racist white girls who perpetrate their white feminism and think they know equality but they do not. yet, tumblr as a whole accepts the white woman as a sign of feminism, female empowerment and idolizes her; tumblr accepts that white women can do no wrong because they are girls and their feminism/social justice speak for us all.

And when a woman of color dares to speak out, the God help her.

So I will always be critical toward white women because as a black woman, I have only been subjected to racism here on tumblr by privileged white women/girls and I think tumblr needs to realize that while white men are the ultimate oppressors, white woman are not far behind, not at all.

Also anyone can reblog this and if you see it I would encourage you to because this needs to be brought to light!

in the eye of the hurricane - the last song in a musical before everything goes to shit

hurricane - hamilton // telephone wire - fun home // some things are meant to be - little women: the musical // promise - bare: a pop opera // i don’t care much - cabaret // that face - dogfight // prom climax - carrie // something isn’t right here - bring it on // yo girl - heathers: the musical // waltz for eva and che - evita // not while i’m around - sweeney todd // any moment / moments in the wood - into the woods // talk show - jon & jen // contact - rent // don’t do sadness / blue wind - spring awakening // on the willows - godspell // the long grift - hedwig and the angry inch // bare - bare: a pop opera //

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“The theater company has already sold out of both women-only screenings and told Mashable it is planning to bring the idea to other locations. “That providing an experience where women truly reign supreme has incurred the wrath of trolls only serves to deepen our belief that we’re doing something right,” creative manager Morgan Hendrix told the publication.”

I live for this article [x]

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hynpos’s myth event: favorite greek/roman diety

Artemis was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows.The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenistic times, she even assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth.

The Bold Type is made up of nearly an entire female cast, one of the main characters being Kat, a black woman questioning her sexuality (and possible future relationship with an out and proud lesbian Muslim woman? Who even talks about why wearing a hijab is empowering seriously when have you ever seen that in television) The show explores so many amazing topics, among those being sexuality (specifically women’s sexuality and how you can own it), women supporting women within integral friendships that bring you up instead of tearing you down, rediscovering your career and what that means, I could seriously go on. This show is just so important and yet I’ve barely seen anyone on tumblr talk about. Everyone’s always going on about how they want more diverse shows, well here it is!! Go support it!! Don’t let it die out like I’ve seen so many others because they simply didn’t have a large enough audience. This is the feminist show we’ve been wanting

the one who made it out - a playlist highlighting the talents of women of color in musical theatre

aquarius - hair // america - west side story // waiting for life - once on this island // breathe - in the heights // i speak six languages - the 25th annual putnam county spelling bee // prologue / little shop of horrors - little shop of horrors // that’s rich - newsies // we ain’t no cheerleaders - bring it on // eleven days - here lies love // helpless - hamilton // satisfied - hamilton // 911! emergency - bare: a pop opera // we’re okay - rent // the dark i know well - spring awakening // learn your lessons well - godspell // simple joys - pippin // the witch - big fish // i wonder where our love has gone - lady day at emerson’s bare and grill // sal tlay ka siti - the book of mormon // something wonderful - the king and i // i loves you, porgy - porgy and bess // it won’t be long now - in the heights // out tonight - rent // letterbomb - american idiot // the party goes with you - 35mm: a musical exhibition // i got four kids - caroline or change // where you are - kiss of the spider woman // by my side - godspell // your daddy’s son - ragtime // colored woman - memphis //

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See this is exactly the bullshit I was afraid was going to happen

“Beyond the fourth episode, Laura’s arc (and screen time) keeps pace with Shadow’s through the eight-episode season’s end.”

While this article addresses the lack of female characters in American Gods and the need to have well written ones at that–on top of having them be allowed to be unlikable–I can’t begin to tell you how much I could care less.

Color me bored and no longer hyped. It’s just interesting to me how “more women and more well written women” always equals “just for white women”.

lesbian travel packing list

All these ‘pack light for women!’ packing lists say things like, “Bring a couple of skirts or dresses! Matching your lipstick with your skirt immediately makes everything look dressier, and lipstick takes no room! Add some sparkle to your night with ballet flats instead of heels!!” and I’m like

okay I need a lesbian packing list, for non-femme lesbians like

  • 4 x different coloured flannels (you’ll only end up wearing Your Favourite, though)
  • 1 x pair enormous super cool boots that you will wear everywhere
  • 1 x pair converse sneakers because your cool boots will give you fucking blisters
  • 1 x that old pair of jeans you’ve been wearing for 3 years and your mum hates
  • a leather jacket
  • 3 x varied t-shirts to wear under the flannels
  • 4 x pairs the comfiest fucking socks in the world
  • 5 x androgynous-looking underwear
  • 2 x pretty cotton underwear with a cutesy print that you really like even though it doesn’t fit your aesthetic
  • 1 x ugly greying sports bra that is really comfy
  • 1 x nice bra just in case you ever get laid (it’s never been used, because on the odd occasion you get laid, it’s while you’re wearing your embarrassingly old sports bra)
  • a guitar. this is imperative. real lesbians play fire-side guitar. the lesbian in you will give you natural accoustic guitar aptitude. learn some tegan and sara, this is important,
  • 1 x skateboard. idk man, all the cool lesbians seem to always have these, I guess just carry one around for a bit, maybe one of the lesbians will teach you how to use it and you’ll finally get some use out of your Nice Bra
  • congratulations, you’re ready to Europe
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I think the character [of Brienne] definitely is [a role model], thanks to George Martin for creating her and David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for bringing her to the screen. Women come up to me and thank me for playing that role because it’s something they identify with that they feel hasn’t been represented. But there are a lot of really well-written, three-dimensional female characters in the show, and I think that’s spoken to people. It’s more interesting to see these characters you’re not sure whether you like or not. It challenges you. The narratives are unconventional, the characters are unconventional, even though they’re very representative of human beings.

The BOY/BYE kickstarter is live y'all, so now I can share this print alongside other rad stuff I’ve been working hard on! 

The BOY/BYE series is here to celebrate women of color as we know them: badass, in solidarity…..and sitting in shopping carts? In our first 24 hours we made it ¼th of our goal, became a Kickstarter Project We Love, and got supported by the creator of Ms. Marvel and the artist of Batgirl/Motor Crush. Help us keep going by sharing and pledging so we can bring BOY/BYE series to you!